Category: Pedagogy

  • The Power of Um

    The Power of Um

    Flower Plaster Casting Lesson Glitched by Mrs. Gilly circa 2022 Um, yes, um. Reflections and introjections are on my mind today. It is Tuesday. It is so wonderfully weird when a lot of really cool things happen at once. I was fortunate to interview an amazing photographer and it will be published in an online […]

  • Hybrid of a Hybrid: Chimera Teaching?

    Hybrid of a Hybrid: Chimera Teaching?

    The Chimera on a red-figure Apulian plate, c. 350–340 BC, remixed by Mrs. Gilly circa 2022 What is a hybrid of a hybrid? Could it be a chimera with two totally different DNA sets? Spiral me that, and spin a quadruple helix. Okay, I must preface this. I am on the tail end of a migraine. Hence, […]

  • Throw Out Your Lesson Plans

    Throw Out Your Lesson Plans

    Sometimes, you just need to throw out your lesson plans. You need to meet the moment of where you and your students are. This morning is one such morning. In my art classes, we are learning about self-portraits. I am big on themes across each class. As such, for our photography class we are doing […]

  • Join Us for An Event Celebrating the Release of the New College Classroom!

    Join Us for An Event Celebrating the Release of the New College Classroom!

    Join the Futures Initiative for our first hybrid event of the fall semester at the CUNY Graduate Center or via Zoom. Follow this link to the Eventbrite.  About this event “The learning process is something you can incite, literally incite, like a riot.” —Audre Lorde Join the Futures Initiative for our first event of the […]

  • Collaborative Book Review: Interview with Prof Sasha Costanza-Chock, author of Design Justice (2020)

    Collaborative Book Review: Interview with Prof Sasha Costanza-Chock, author of Design Justice (2020)

    R. Baker (interviewer & editor) Galen Bunting (interviewer) Nanditha Krishna (editor)   On Jun 12, 2022, HASTAC scholars R. Baker and Galen Bunting met over Zoom with Prof. Sasha Costanza-Chock, to discuss their book Design Justice (2020) .  This interview has been edited for length and clarity (under the guidance of Prof. Costanza-Chock) by HASTAC scholars Nanditha Krishna and R […]

  • Mapping Asian American Narratives: Conception and Collaboration in D.H. Classes

    Mapping Asian American Narratives: Conception and Collaboration in D.H. Classes

    Since the academic year is coming to an end, I want to take the time to reflect on the conception and collaboration that gets into the creation of classes in D.H. pedagogy. I think that in this case, it’s important to know how the sausage gets made to demystify the complexity surrounding D.H. classes and […]

  • Review of Design Practices: “Nothing about Us without Us” | Design Justice

    Review of Design Practices: “Nothing about Us without Us” | Design Justice

      Sasha Costanza-Chock’s 2020 book Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need, focuses on presenting a framework for implementing design strategies which put marginalized communities in leadership positions, challenge structural inequality, and build up mechanisms for accountability. More than just a call for action, Design Justice walks the reader not only through […]

  • Chapter 5 Review: Design Pedagogies: “There’s Something Wrong with This System!”

    Chapter 5 Review: Design Pedagogies: “There’s Something Wrong with This System!”

    The fifth Chapter of Design Justice titled Design Pedagogies: “There’s Something Wrong with This System!” puts forth Dr. Sasha Costanza-Chock’s observations and perspectives at the intersection of education, pedagogy and the design justice model.  The chapter begins with Dr. Costanza-Chock acknowledging Black feminist writer bell hooks’ quote from her classic Teaching to Transgress. bell hooks asserts the […]

  • Chapter 5 Review | Design Justice

    Chapter 5 Review | Design Justice

    Design Pedagogies: “There’s Something Wrong with This System!” is the fifth chapter in Sasha Costanza-Chock’s 2020 book Design Justice. Visionary yet grounded, the book itself explores how design can be led by marginalized communities while simultaneously dismantling structural inequality, and advancing collective liberation and ecological survival. In this review our concerns lie solely with the […]

  • Thoughts on Teaching Digital Public History

    This semester I taught a class on digital public history. I designed the class based on what I wish I learned in college for my career in public history. Small assignments included a grant, mission statement, project pitch, exhibit label, and a budget. Our big assignment was a collaborative digital history project. As I was […]